Cover image for Windwitch / Susan Dennard.
Windwitch / Susan Dennard.
Title Variants:
Wind witch

First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Tor Teen, 2017.

Physical Description:
380 pages : map ; 25 cm.
General Note:
A Tom Doherty Associates book.
After an explosion ruins his ship, Prince Merik tries to expose his sister's treachery while fighting for the weak on the streets of the royal capital. Meanwhile, Aeduan, a Bloodwitch, and Iseult, a Threadwitch, form an unlikely alliance and travel together looking for Safiya, who has been shipwrecked with the Empress of Marstok in a land of pirates and is living every moment balanced on a knife's edge, trying to keep the pirates from unleashing war upon the Witchlands. -- Adapted from book jacket.


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Susan Dennard returns with a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch.

After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove his sister's treachery. Upon reaching the royal capital, crowded with refugees, he haunts the streets, fighting for the weak--which leads to whispers of a disfigured demigod, the Fury, who brings justice to the oppressed.

When the Bloodwitch Aeduan discovers a bounty on Iseult, he makes sure to be the first to find her--yet in a surprise twist, Iseult offers him a deal. She will return money stolen from him, if he locates Safi. Now they must work together to cross the Witchlands, while constantly wondering, who will betray whom first?

After a surprise attack and shipwreck, Safi and the Empress of Marstok barely escape with their lives. Alone in a land of pirates, every moment balances on a knife's edge--especially when the pirates' next move could unleash war upon the Witchlands.

Sometimes our enemies are also our only allies...

Author Notes

Susan Dennard is a marine biologist and Something Strange and Deadly is her debut novel. She was born in 1984 in Georgia and earned her B.A. degree in Fisheries and Statistics from University of Georgia. She went on to earn her Master's in Marine Biology at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. Her focus turned to writing and out of that came her trilogy that includes 'Something Strange and Deadly', 'A Darkness Strange and Lovely' and 'Strange and Ever After'.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 1

Horn Book Review

Having learned they may be "the mythical Cahr Awen"--a duo prophesied to heal magic in the Witchlands--Threadsisters Safi and Iseult (Threadwitch) are desperate to stop a looming war. But with a powerful Windwitch after the throne and a Bloodwitch on their trails, they may never reunite. Intricate world-building and multiple points of view should help readers through this dense fantasy's draggier parts. (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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